Successful year with SA Jockey Academy

November 29, 2016
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November 29, 2016 Admin

Successful year with SA Jockey Academy

Newton Agency’s performance psychologist Dr Kirsten van Heerden wrapped up a successful year with the SA Jockey Academy today. Dr van Heerden works with the apprentice jockeys helping prepare them for the professional racing world and was very happy with the years progress: ‘The racing world is a tough one and the Academy provides a perfect opportunity for aspiring jockeys to learn the skills needed to flourish as a pro. Everyone has worked really hard on their mental skills this year and it certainly shows in their results on the track and in the classroom; I am looking forward to continuing the work next year and seeing even more success stories’.

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The academy is the only one of its kind in South Africa offering an academic and practical apprentice programme leading to qualification as a professional jockey.